The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 622 779 659
Rank change year-on-year
+157 -120
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 275 121 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 226 95 145
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104068 101994 108481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 86662 82710 93503
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,861 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +143 265 £47,500 +5.55% 8
London +71 127 £48,500 -3.00% 4
South East +23 60 £45,250 +5.23% 1
City of London +32 36 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East of England +6 35 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Berkshire +31 33 £38,000 +16.92%
Reading +24 31 £38,000 -15.55%
North West 0 18 £45,000 -10.00%
Hertfordshire - 17 £40,000 -
Cheshire +11 16 £45,000 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire +16 14 £50,000 +35.13% 1
Yorkshire -7 13 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 12 £43,250 -3.88% 1
Leeds +2 12 £43,250 -3.88% 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £52,500 -
Hampshire -26 9 £45,250 +5.23%
South West - 9 £50,000 -
Warrington - 9 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 9 £40,000 -
Wales +14 8 £43,500 -3.33%
South Wales +11 8 £43,500 -3.33%
West Midlands -12 7 £40,000 -
Marlow - 7 - -
Cardiff - 7 £42,500 -
Kent 0 6 £50,000 +122.22%
Royston - 6 £40,000 -
Solihull - 5 - -
Basingstoke - 5 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 5 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £50,000 -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 440 (93.82%) Network Security
2 395 (84.22%) Cisco
3 384 (81.88%) Firewall
4 300 (63.97%) Cisco Certification
5 273 (58.21%) CheckPoint
6 238 (50.75%) CCNP
7 217 (46.27%) Juniper
8 151 (32.20%) VPN
9 133 (28.36%) F5
10 131 (27.93%) WAN
11 126 (26.87%) CCNA
12 124 (26.44%) Cisco ASA
13 122 (26.01%) LAN
14 101 (21.54%) TCP/IP
15 95 (20.26%) Windows
16 87 (18.55%) SSL
17 86 (18.34%) Security Cleared
18 84 (17.91%) OSPF
19 83 (17.70%) BGP
20 80 (17.06%) CCSA
21 76 (16.20%) CCSE
21 76 (16.20%) Linux
22 72 (15.35%) Microsoft
22 72 (15.35%) Finance
23 67 (14.29%) Blue Coat
24 66 (14.07%) SC Cleared
25 65 (13.86%) EIGRP
26 59 (12.58%) Information Security
27 57 (12.15%) Cisco IOS
28 55 (11.73%) DNS

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.07%) Apache
3 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.92%) MS Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 440 (93.82%) Network Security
2 384 (81.88%) Firewall
3 151 (32.20%) VPN
4 131 (27.93%) WAN
5 124 (26.44%) Cisco ASA
6 122 (26.01%) LAN
7 101 (21.54%) TCP/IP
8 87 (18.55%) SSL
9 84 (17.91%) OSPF
10 83 (17.70%) BGP
11 65 (13.86%) EIGRP
12 57 (12.15%) Cisco IOS
13 55 (11.73%) DNS
14 50 (10.66%) Wireless
15 48 (10.23%) MPLS
16 42 (8.96%) VoIP
17 41 (8.74%) IPsec
18 40 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (8.32%) Junos
20 36 (7.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.64%) MySQL
General
1 72 (15.35%) Finance
2 42 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.77%) Games
4 10 (2.13%) Law
5 8 (1.71%) Legal
5 8 (1.71%) Banking
6 4 (0.85%) Retail
6 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.49%) SOAP
2 6 (1.28%) Web Services
3 3 (0.64%) .NET
3 3 (0.64%) CSS
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.21%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.33%) PKI
2 22 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.05%) Hedge funds
4 15 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.13%) SecurID
7 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.64%) IPTV
9 3 (0.64%) Online Games
9 3 (0.64%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.43%) Statistics
10 2 (0.43%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.21%) Replication
11 1 (0.21%) AVVID
11 1 (0.21%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 95 (20.26%) Windows
2 76 (16.20%) Linux
3 32 (6.82%) UNIX
4 27 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.58%) Information Security
2 46 (9.81%) Network Management
3 40 (8.53%) Load Balancing
4 35 (7.46%) ITIL
5 29 (6.18%) SIEM
6 24 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (5.12%) Project Management
7 23 (4.90%) Problem Management
8 21 (4.48%) Network Design
9 20 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (4.26%) Migration
10 18 (3.84%) Change Control
11 16 (3.41%) Change Management
12 15 (3.20%) Cyber Security
13 14 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
14 12 (2.56%) Asset Management
15 10 (2.13%) Algorithmic Trading
15 10 (2.13%) Line Management
16 9 (1.92%) Incident Management
17 8 (1.71%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.04%) SQL
2 32 (6.82%) Perl
3 21 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.62%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.77%) Python
6 6 (1.28%) Ruby
7 5 (1.07%) PHP
7 5 (1.07%) C++
8 2 (0.43%) C
8 2 (0.43%) VB
8 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 300 (63.97%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (50.75%) CCNP
3 126 (26.87%) CCNA
4 86 (18.34%) Security Cleared
5 80 (17.06%) CCSA
6 76 (16.20%) CCSE
7 66 (14.07%) SC Cleared
8 41 (8.74%) CISSP
9 35 (7.46%) CCIE
9 35 (7.46%) Degree
10 26 (5.54%) CCSP
11 25 (5.33%) CCDP
12 22 (4.69%) JNCIS
13 12 (2.56%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (2.35%) MCSE
14 11 (2.35%) CCDA
14 11 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.35%) Snort
4 10 (2.13%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.64%) UAG
6 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.43%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) Firmware
8 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (7.04%) FortiGate
2 20 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.85%) Nessus
5 3 (0.64%) SCOM
5 3 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.43%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) Cacti
6 2 (0.43%) OpenView
7 1 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 395 (84.22%) Cisco
2 273 (58.21%) CheckPoint
3 217 (46.27%) Juniper
4 133 (28.36%) F5
5 72 (15.35%) Microsoft
6 67 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 54 (11.51%) Fortinet
8 40 (8.53%) VMware
9 37 (7.89%) McAfee
10 28 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 25 (5.33%) Nokia
12 22 (4.69%) HP
12 22 (4.69%) Aruba
13 20 (4.26%) Websense
14 18 (3.84%) Symantec
15 16 (3.41%) Citrix
16 15 (3.20%) Sourcefire
17 12 (2.56%) SonicWALL
18 11 (2.35%) Riverbed
18 11 (2.35%) Splunk
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